Public Engagement: What does a good funding application look like?

Researchers’ Public Engagement Network – Spring Event
Thursday 14 February, 12.00 -14.00
Room 102, Clore Management Centre

Take away practical advice about applying for public engagement funding. Discuss what funders are looking for and share your experiences with colleagues.

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Planning Workshops for the Spring Term

Presenting to Public Audiences
Wednesday 16th January, 10.30-12.30
Room G20 Malet Street
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Developing Interactive Activities
Tuesday 26th February, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Malet Street
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Introduction to Public Engagement 
Thursday 7th March, 10.00-13.00
Room G20, Malet Street
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Presenting to Public Audiences: Planning Workshop

Develop your skills in speaking to non-academic audiences. In this session, run by Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Team, you will consider the relevance of your work for different audiences and how to tailor your content accordingly. The session will include public speaking tips and information about opportunities to talk about your research outside of academia.

Attending this session will provide you with skills and practical advice about how to communicate your research effectively.

Wed 16 January 2019
10:30 – 12:30
G20 Malet Street

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The Engage Researchers’ Academy

A year-long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2019
Course dates: 12-13 June 2019; 16-17 October 2019; 19-20 February 2020
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Free media/policy workshop

‘Standing up for Science’ workshop
14 November 2018
Wellcome Collection, London

Free event for early career scientists, engineers, medics and social scientists (including PhDs, post-docs or equivalent).

Learn how the media works, how evidence can inform policy, what journalists and policymakers want and need from researchers, and how to involve the public in communicating your research. Hear directly from and ask questions of researchers who have interacted with the media, science journalists, and policymakers.

Apply by 4th November 2018

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Influencing Policy: Planning Workshop

Thursday 15th November, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Birkbeck Malet St.

Open to all interested PhDs, Post-docs and staff at Birkbeck.

Discuss possible ways to involve policy makers and influencers in your research. From think tanks to Select Committees, identify opportunities to connect with relevant groups or individuals. Understand the English legislative process and hear how other Birkbeck researchers have successfully engaged with policy. Take time to consider who you want to involve in your work and discuss the best ways to share your research with different groups.

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Community Research Partnerships – UCL event

Hosted by the UCL Engineering Exchange, register for this free event to share knowledge about issues facing London communities. The key themes are: Green Infrastructure, Air Quality and the Circular Economy.

Friday 7th Sept, 2018 – 9.30-18.00

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Engaged Practice Symposium at Birkbeck

Engaged Practice Symposium at Birkbeck

Monday 17th September 2018
10.30-17.00
Birkbeck, University of London

This event will bring together Birkbeck researchers with an active interest in participation, involvement and collaboration with communities and publics, within research and knowledge production.

To support this engaged practice, sessions will be focused on sharing experience, networking, and exploring opportunities for funding. Researchers from across the Schools will talk about their projects; discuss their methodologies, challenges, and successes. We will also consider the future support that would be beneficial throughout the engaged research process.

This event is open to all Birkbeck researchers with an interest in dialogue with non-academic groups, throughout the lifespan of their research. The programme will be announced in late-July.

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